Made in Silicon Valley

Ashok Chalaka
Founder, President & CEO-OnChip Devices
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Ashok Chalaka
OnChip Devices, headquartered in Santa Clara, CA deals in Integrated Passive Devices. It has its own silicon fabrication facility and partnerships with full turn-keys assembly and test houses in Asia. OnChip offers silicon and ceramic solutions for High-brightness LED, Computing, and Consumer Electronics.

Silicon manufacturing appears to have diminished in its luster and seems to be on the verge of extinction in Silicon Valley. The buzz today in the high tech capital of the world seems to be driven primarily by software companies; the likes of Facebook, Google, Oracle, and Yahoo. The traditional silicon chips seem to have stepped aside to give way for Mobile Apps and iCloud. The Valley which was traditionally recognized largely for its dominance in Semiconductors still boasts the highest concentration of companies involved in the design and development of silicon Integrated
Circuits (ICs). However, much of the silicon wafer fabrication facilities have moved offshore, primarily to the Asia Pacific region. This has led to a score of serious risks such as loss of IP (intellectual property), lack of control over the production process and the
danger of finding these components in the gray market.

There is literally just a hand full of companies that have found a way to continue both innovating as well as "manufacturing" silicon products in the heart of Silicon Valley. OnChip
Devices, Inc. is one such company that has successfully found a way to produce a wide range of silicon components in Santa Clara, CA.
OnChip's products are by far the smallest Integrated Passive Devices (IPDs) produced in the world. With devices as small as 0.006" x 0.006" x 0.004" (150um x 150um x 100um or 6mils x 6mils x 4mils or 0.15mm x 0.15mm x 0.1mm), these paper-thin silicon chips have a wide range of applications such as High Brightness Light Emitting Diodes (HB LED), Mobile Handsets, Portable Consumer Electronic Products, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tags so and so

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